Exchange Traded Funds

Introduction to ETFs

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are collective funds that trade on a stock exchange. They are designed to track the movements of an index, commodity or basket of assets. They will do this by taking positions in the underlying securities that make up an index in the same weights that they appear in that index.

ETFs are offered on a vast range of indices and commodities and usually have a lower annual management fee than other types of collective investment fund. They are also bought and sold in the same way as normal shares, but because they are a basket of stocks like a fund, you do not pay stamp duty on the purchase of ETFs, as stamp duty has already been paid on the underlying investments held by the ETF. However you will be subject to tax on any gains made from your investment in an ETF.*

*Tax laws may change. If you have any queries on taxation in relation to your investments please speak to a qualified tax advisor.

ETFS Physical Gold (PHGP)

ETFS Physical Silver (PHSP)

ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation (ROBG)


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ETF Securities is one of the world’s leading exchange-traded product (ETP) providers and a pioneer in commodity ETPs. Our work in this asset class is complemented by a range of other investment solutions including currency and thematic equity ETPs.

ETFS Outlook September 2016 & Infographic: ETFS Outlook September 2016

Risk Warning

The price and value of investments and their income fluctuates: you may get back less than the amount you invested. The tax treatment of investments is subject to tax law and HMRC practice which are subject to change.

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS Physical Gold GBP21.1136.5123.10-3.82GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Physical Silver GBP23.9838.132.45-30.21GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
iShares $ TIPS UCITS ETF GBP22.6832.9040.6540.70GBPFixed Int - USD Investment GradeBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Energy GBP27.2431.968.2116.67GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Ex UK GBP17.2618.6823.8674.15GBXEquity - Europe ex UKBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Healthcare GBP7.288.6330.68100.85GBXEquity - Pharma Health & BiotechBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Italy GBP11.34-3.401.5020.63GBXEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Spain GBP17.2611.735.1026.61GBXEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Minimum Volatility Factor UCITS ETF GBP13.2218.1836.9393.11GBXEquity - Europe inc UKBuy
DB Physical Gold2.419.16-6.28-25.70USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Palladium USD5.20-8.35-15.11-2.11USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Platinum USD-5.03-4.38-34.40-40.58USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Rhodium-6.40-9.66-32.29-56.23USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Silver3.8311.52-22.09-46.29USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers DBLCI - OY Balanced UCITS ETF 2C USD6.533.40-34.35-41.40USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers DBLCI - OY Balanced UCITS ETF 3C GBP6.673.07-35.04-42.36GBPCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers DBLCI - OY Balanced UCITS ETF 1C GBP----GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers DBLCI - OY Balanced UCITS ETF 1C USD2.130.49-50.03-56.47USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers DJ Islamic Market Titans 100 UCITS ETF 1C GBP22.4930.0059.01110.89GBXEquity - InternationalBuy
DB X-Trackers II Iboxx $ Treasuries UCITS ETF (DR) 1D USD1.563.289.3510.99USDFixed Int - USD GovernmentBuy
DB X-Trackers II Eonia UCITS ETF 2C GBP14.9624.284.572.83GBXCurrency - EuroBuy
DB X-Trackers LPX MM Private Equity UCITS ETF 1C GBP20.7424.6737.24130.06GBXEquity - InternationalBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI AC Asia Ex Japan Index UCITS ETF 1C GBP30.8331.4239.0463.81GBXEquity - Asia Pacific ex JapanBuy

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